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Windows 7: Apple QuickTime backdoor


31 Aug 2010   #1

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Apple QuickTime backdoor

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A security researcher has unearthed a “bizarre” flaw in Apple's QuickTime Player that can be exploited to remotely execute malicious code on Windows-based PCs, even those running the most recent versions of operating system.

Technically, the inclusion of an unused parameter known as “_Marshaled_pUnk” is a backdoor because it is the work of an Apple developer who added it to to the QuickTime code base and then, most likely, forgot to remove it when it was no longer needed. It sat largely undetected for at least nine years until Ruben Santamarta of Spain-based security firm Wintercore discovered it and realized it could be exploited to take full control of machines running Windows 7, Microsoft's most secure operating system to date.
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31 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Looks like Apple was relying on security through obscurity again. Honestly, the way they attack Windows and MS in general, I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this vulnerability being left there intentionally.
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31 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Once again, I am glad I've kept my computer iTunes and Quicktime free.
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31 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I do have QuickTime, as it is a prerequisite of iTunes, which is a prerequisite of iPhone and iPad. But I never actually use QuickTime, so hopefully I'm safe.
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31 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Reading stuff like this makes me wish I could uninstall QuickTime from my computer, but I need it since certain websites I go to use QuickTime plugins...

Therefore, please hurry up and fix this Apple!
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31 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Always a gem to have backdoors. Any door can be opened.
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31 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Imagine that. I honestly haven't used Quicktime in years. It's always been horrible software and a huge security risk, and it always will be. Another reason I chose Android over iPhone...that way I don't have to be tied down to QT/iTunes.
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31 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Imagine that. I honestly haven't used Quicktime in years. It's always been horrible software and a huge security risk, and it always will be. Another reason I chose Android over iPhone...that way I don't have to be tied down to QT/iTunes.
Which phone do you have? I want the Droid X.
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31 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I remove Quick Time a while back and I'm living very happy. I really don't want things from Apple on my Windows.
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31 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Imagine that. I honestly haven't used Quicktime in years. It's always been horrible software and a huge security risk, and it always will be. Another reason I chose Android over iPhone...that way I don't have to be tied down to QT/iTunes.
Which phone do you have? I want the Droid X.
Evo 4G rooted running CyanogenMod6 with CMSnap kernel.

Best phone I've ever owned, hands down.
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